Police arrest mother and son in connection with stabbing of 13-year-old boy

By Khalida Sarwari A 15-year-old boy and his mother were arrested in San Jose on Thursday in connection with the gang-related stabbing of a 13-year-old boy, police said. Police Sgt. Jason Dwyer said at about noon on Thursday, a woman drove her 15-year-old son to the 2700 block of Glen Firth Drive, where a verbal altercation occurred between him and a 13-year-old boy. At some point, the 15-year-old got out of the car and stabbed Read More …

Man killed by car Saturday morning identified

By Khalida Sarwari The Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office has identified a man who was struck and killed by a car in Campbell early Saturday morning as 47-year-old Kevin Keeler. The collision happened at about 2:30 a.m. on Winchester Boulevard near Chapman Drive, according to police. Keeler was found lying in the road in the far right lane of southbound Winchester Boulevard. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car Read More …

Police boosting patrols for Mardi Gras celebration tonight

By Khalida Sarwari San Jose police are boosting patrols for the Mardi Gras celebration in downtown this evening. Police Officer Jose Garcia said revelers should expect to see extra officers patrolling what’s known as the “entertainment zone,” an area with a high concentration of restaurants and bars. There are no planned street closures or pedestrian diversions as long as people celebrate responsibly, Garcia said. “We’re basically going to let people go and enjoy themselves and Read More …

15-year-old boy arrested in connection with double stabbing at Eastridge Mall

By Khalida Sarwari Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with a gang-related double stabbing at San Jose’s Eastridge Shopping Mall on Saturday. Two juvenile males were attacked inside the mall around 7:30 p.m., according to police Officer Jose Garcia. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Their injuries are no longer considered life threatening, he said today. The stabbing prompted the closure of the JC Penney and Macy’s stores and a Read More …

Firefighters rescue Caltrans driver who went down embankment

By Khalida Sarwari San Jose firefighters have rescued a Caltrans delivery truck driver who went off Mt. Hamilton Road and fell down a 100-foot embankment this afternoon, a fire spokeswoman said. The male driver may have had chest pains when he lost control and veered off the road six miles up on Mt. Hamilton Road from Alum Rock at about 2:10 p.m., a dispatcher said. A fire rescue response team responded to help hoist the Read More …